Houston Astros 6, San Francisco Giants 4
Regular Season Game 108
Played on Tuesday, July 31, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    3  0  1  -   4 10  1
HOU N    3  3  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   6  7  2
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
North cf                      4   1   1   0       1   2       2   0
Strain 2b                     5   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Clark rf,3b                   4   0   2   2       1   0       3   0
McCovey 1b                    5   0   2   1       0   1       6   0
  Montefusco pr               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Evans 3b                      2   0   0   0       2   1       0   1
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ivie ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Whitfield lf                  4   0   2   0       1   2       1   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       0   1       2   2
  LeMaster ph,ss              2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Littlejohn c                  4   0   0   0       0   3       8   0
Whitson p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Nastu p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnston ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Halicki p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Herndon ph,rf               1   1   0   1       1   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  10   4       6  11      24   6

FIELDING - 
E: Littlejohn (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Strain 2 (6,off Niekro,off Sambito).
GDP: Clark (8,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 12.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno 1b                     3   1   0   0       1   2       8   0
Reynolds ss                   4   2   2   2       0   1       3   4
Puhl cf                       4   1   1   2       0   0       1   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Leonard rf                    4   0   2   1       0   2       2   0
Howe 2b                       3   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Landestoy 2b                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Ashby c                       2   1   0   0       1   1       9   2
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberge p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   6   7   6       3   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Howe-Cedeno.
E: Cedeno (7), Reynolds (16).

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (14,off Whitson); Puhl (15,off Whitson); Howe (13,off Nastu);
Leonard (8,off Halicki).
3B: Reynolds (7,off Whitson).
SH: Niekro (8,off Whitson).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (24,2nd base off Whitson/Littlejohn); Cruz (28,2nd base off Griffin/Littlejohn).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Whitson L(4-6)                1.1   5   6   6   2   0   0  11
Nastu                         1.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   6
Halicki                       3     1   0   0   0   3   0  10
Griffin                       2     0   0   0   1   3   0   7
Totals                        8     7   6   6   3   8   0  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(15-6)                6.2   5   3   0   5   7   0  30
Sambito                       1.1   5   1   1   1   3   0  10
Roberge SV(3)                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    10   4   1   6  11   0  43

Sambito faced 3 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Niekro (7), Roberge (2).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Charlie Williams
Time of Game: 2:49   Attendance: 18047


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. North               cf        Cedeno              1b
2. Strain              2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Clark               rf        Puhl                cf
4. McCovey             1b        Cruz                lf
5. Evans               3b        Cabell              3b
6. Whitfield           lf        Leonard             rf
7. Metzger             ss        Howe                2b
8. Littlejohn          c         Ashby               c
9. Whitson             p         Niekro              p

GIANTS 1ST: North was called out on strikes (catcher to first);
Strain grounded out (shortstop to first); Clark walked; McCovey
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno flied out to left; Reynolds doubled to left;
Puhl doubled to left [Reynolds scored]; Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Puhl to third]; Cabell singled to right
[Puhl scored]; Cabell stole second; Leonard singled to right
[Cabell scored, Leonard to second (error by Littlejohn)]; Howe
made an out to first; 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 3.

GIANTS 2ND: Cedeno dropped a foul fly hit by Evans for an error;
Evans walked; Whitfield walked [Evans to second]; Metzger struck
out; Littlejohn struck out; Whitson made an out to first; 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby walked; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Ashby to second]; Cedeno walked; Reynolds
tripled to right [Ashby scored, Cedeno scored]; NASTU REPLACED
WHITSON (PITCHING); Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Reynolds scored]; Cruz was called out on strikes; 3 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 6.

GIANTS 3RD: North lined to shortstop; Strain doubled to left;
Clark grounded out (third to first); McCovey was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell flied out to right; Leonard struck out; Howe
doubled to right; Ashby grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 6.

GIANTS 4TH: Evans walked; Whitfield singled to center [Evans to
second]; Metzger forced Whitfield (second to shortstop) [Evans
to third]; Littlejohn struck out; JOHNSTON BATTED FOR NASTU;
Niekro threw a wild pitch [Metzger to second]; Johnston struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: HALICKI REPLACED JOHNSTON (PITCHING); Niekro made an
out to shortstop; Cedeno struck out; Reynolds made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 6.

GIANTS 5TH: North walked; Strain forced North (shortstop to
second); Clark grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Strain out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl flied out to right; Cruz struck out; Cabell
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 6.

GIANTS 6TH: McCovey flied out to center; Evans flied out to
right; Whitfield struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Leonard doubled to right; Howe grounded out (third
to first); Ashby struck out; Niekro made an out to second; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 6.

GIANTS 7TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 2B); Metzger
singled to right; Littlejohn reached on an error by Reynolds
[Metzger to third, Littlejohn to first]; HERNDON BATTED FOR
HALICKI; Herndon forced Littlejohn (second to shortstop)
[Metzger scored (unearned)]; North singled to center [Herndon to
second]; Strain lined to left; Clark singled to left [Herndon
scored (unearned), North to second]; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); McCovey singled to left [North scored (unearned),
Clark to second]; Evans struck out; 3 R (0 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
 Giants 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: CLARK CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); HERNDON STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); GRIFFIN REPLACED EVANS (PITCHING); Cedeno
struck out; Reynolds struck out; Puhl popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 6.

GIANTS 8TH: Whitfield singled to left; LEMASTER BATTED FOR
METZGER; LeMaster flied out to right; Littlejohn struck out;
Herndon walked [Whitfield to second]; North struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: LEMASTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Cruz walked;
Cruz stole second; Cabell grounded out (second to first) [Cruz
to third]; Leonard struck out; Landestoy flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 6.

GIANTS 9TH: Strain doubled to left; Clark singled to left
[Strain scored]; McCovey singled to center [Clark to second];
MONTEFUSCO RAN FOR MCCOVEY; IVIE BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; ROBERGE
REPLACED SAMBITO (PITCHING); Roberge threw a wild pitch [Clark
to third, Montefusco to second]; Ivie popped to third in foul
territory; Whitfield struck out (catcher to first); LeMaster
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants
4, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           4  10   1   12
 Astros           6   7   2    4


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